OUR TEAM

Connex PEOPLE

Our management team boasts over 29 years of combined experience in projects nationwide. Our staff are highly talented experts with a passion for our clients and their projects.

Each Connex team is defined by the project they are delivering. Our teams are selected on a best-fit-basis. Connex has the resources to appoint the right people for each project based on technical skills and the role they will play in the broader construction team. Connex construction is fortunate to employ a talented pool of staff, across all levels, from Senior Management to our Cadets who bring experience in all market sectors. Our core team specialize in key areas such as planning, design, services, Quality Assurance and Environmental Management.

Ongoing training and safety programs keep our staff skills at the forefront of industry best practice, essential to successful project outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Builder Lic No. 286532C
  • Building Diploma in Construction – TAFE NSW
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction – TAFE NSW

TIME WITH CONNEX

Since 2017

Nick Price

Managing Director, Dp Construction

As Managing Director for Connex Management & Constructions, Nick’s leadership of the company and ensuring all employees buy into the company vision. Setting the overall strategic direction of the company. Planning and implementing long term business strategies to achieve the company’s objectives. With solid people management skills, Nick demonstrates leadership in service, safety and quality that he expects of his wider team.

Nick and his team ensure that the projects from the start are resources correctly and that each and every project is finished on time, within budget and to all stakeholders expectation. Although every project has its individual challenges and are assessed and managed with due diligence.

Nick is an enthusiastic and passionate professional with a solid background in Project Management. Nick has a Diploma in Construction and Building and over 15 years experience. During his time, he has been exposed to a multitude of projects which has all contributed to his diverse and comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry.

Nick’s determination, attitude and collaborative effort with subcontractors, suppliers, consultants & clients along with his multi skilled background and problem solving abilities has ensured the successful completion of each and every project undertaken.

Nick appreciates the commercial realities of project development. He prides himself on understanding client values and objectives, and appreciates the pressures linked to achieving results.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • RACF Redhead Aged Care, Redhead, NSW D&C project, Completion scheduled 2020, value $32m
  • 45 Residential Apartments, Turramurra, NSW D&C project, Completed 2019, value $15m
  • SGCH Fairfield 41 Affordable Housing, NSW D&C project, Completion 2018, value $12m
  • Luxury Apartments, Manly, NSW D&C project, Completed 2014, value $12m
  • “Aston” 46 Apartments, Lane Cove, NSW Project Superintendent, Completed 2016, Construction value $12m
  • “Linear” 30 Apartments, Mascot, NSW Project Superintendent, Completed 2015, Construction value $10m

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Construction Management – Galway-Mayo IT
  • GC21 General Conditions of Contract Edition 2 Certificate
  • MS Project Training Certificate – Solid Support
  • Security of Payments Act Legislation – Holding Redlich

TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2018

Darren Ferns

Construction Director, BSc(ConstMgt)

Darren will be responsible for all issues relating to stakeholder and community engagement. He possesses strong issue management, community negotiation and mediation skills, which will help build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders to ensure smooth project continuation.

During construction, Darren will maintain a good relationship with the client and project team involved, preform sub contractor negotiations, set original budgets, review budget transfers, monitor costs to date and forecast costs to complete in conjunction with the Project Teams.

Darren will manage the client, consultants, suppliers and sub contractors, monitor constructability and methodology of works, manage quality, safety and environmental task observations, and attend PCG & Design Meetings.

Darren started in roles onsite, progressing through site management and contracts administration roles to his current role as project manager. Darren has a genuine passion for the industry developing and leading highly engaged teams to achieve client, stakeholder and business objectives. He has a vast experience across a range of sectors including education, health, aged care, residential high rise and Retirement Villages. and interpersonal skills.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • SCU Allied Health, Coffs Harbour D&C Allied Health Building, Completed 2019, value $9m
  • Horizons Medical Imaging, Port Macquarie, NSW Construct only Health Facility, Completed 2018, value $6m
  • LAHC Marian Drive, Port Macquarie Construct Only Aboriginal Housing, Completed 2019, value $2m
  • SGCH Fairfield Affordable Housing D&C Multi Storey Residential, Completed 2018, value $8m
  • Hastings Indoor Stadium, Port Macquarie, NSW Construct only Sports Stadium, Completed 2017, value $6m
  • Golden Ponds Retirement Village Forster D&C Over 55 Living, Completed 2017, value $12m

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Construction Economics – Limerick IT
  • Green Belt Lean Sigma Training
  • Cert IV in Frontline Management

TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2021

David Gleeson

Estimator, BCe

David will be responsible for all tendering and estimating roles. He possesses strong analytical skills and a keen construction knowledge, which will help build accurate estimates and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders to ensure the project scope meets the client expectations.

During the preconstruction period David will manage your project to ensure it reflects the required scope. David will liaise with the design team to ensure documentation is completed to construction standard. He will update the tender price to reflect current design and prepare the project for handover to the Connex project management team.

David has over 15 years’ experience in various roles including Project Manager, Contract Administrator and Estimator. David is a highly diligent, dedicated and skilled individual with extensive experience in the construction industry. David has a demonstrated ability to develop estimates and deliver projects on time and under budget. He is passionate about the industry and motivated to achieve client, stakeholder and business objectives.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Tender on project up to $20m in various forms including design and construct, construct only,
  • 53 villa extension to an existing hotel, Design and construct Port Macquarie, completed 2021, value $19m
  • Evergreen residential aged care project – Value: $2.4m
  • Terrigal – 3 luxury townhouses –  Value: $2.4m
  • Narara Eco Village – 18 cluster houses – Value: $3.6m
  • Reliance medic centre fit out – Value: $350k
  • Castle Hill – 7no townhouses – Value: $3.6m

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Builders Licence
  • Clerk of Works
  • Risk Management
  • OH&S Consultation
  • Senior Level First Aid

SKILLS

  • Programming and planning
  • Design development
  • Financial and commercial management
  • Leadership
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TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2021

Enrico Polselli

Project Manager

Enrico is responsible for the overall management and execution of the construction project, including, planning, cost, quality, environmental and safety.

This is achieved through a thorough analysis and understanding of the project requirements and documentation.

Enrico will provide leadership, construction knowledge and support to the project team on an ongoing basis.

Enrico has managed projects across various sectors including government, health, aged care, food and beverage, industrial, infrastructure and education. His methodical approach ensures project programme, technical and commercial objectives are achieved through adequate planning and subcontractor management. Enrico communicates regularly with client representatives during project progress to ensure satisfaction and strengthen relationships.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • LAHC Stage 6 Social Apartments, Bonnyrigg – 6M
  • Hawkesbury City Council, Fire Services Shed – 1M
  • Roseneath Aged Care Facility, Glen Innes – 7M
  • Kennards Self Storage, Bankstown – 5M
  • Petersham Railway Station Upgrade – 2M
  • International Grammar School Refurbishment – 2M
  • Wingham Beef Exports Cold Store Facility – 6M
  • Walgett Hospital, Walgett 2M
  • The International French School, Maroubra – 6M

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Building & Construction Management – TAFE NSW

TIME WITH CONNEX

Since 2018

Jon Price

Project Manager, Dp Construction

Jon’s role at Connex is managing and leading the contracts administrators, Project planning and development, Contract Review, Contract Recommendations, Budgeting and Programming. Jon understands the needs and expectations to meet the clients requirements and to provide leadership and management throughout each and every project, to give clear direction and make informed decisions that are needed to ensure the projects are delivered on budget and on time.

As a Project Manager at Connex, Jon provides the Leadership, Management and Technical capabilities required to:

  • Ensure the financial and compliance (HSE, Quality, HR, Plant & procurement) targets are consistently achieved in the delivery of all projects 
  • Ensure that all assigned projects are effectively planned and scheduled, delivering consistent quality performance to our customers on time and within budget.
  • Ensure the project team deliver quality performance and consistently achieve their targets and goals to provide client satisfaction in project delivery providing opportunities to create return business.
  • Provide a safe and healthy workplace for all project related personnel, suppliers / trade contractors
  • Establish strong working relationships with:
    • Customers (Client)
    • Management Team
    • Project Employees and Permanent Contractors.

His professional attributes included a track record of timely procurement to ensure programme adherence and successful negotiation of subcontractor engagement. He is very effective at managing document flow and his personable manner and approach develops excellent working relationships with clients and consultants.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Mulgoa Rise Display Centre – Custom House, Completed 2012, $1.5m
  • Norwest Central Precinct – 70 Luxury Townhomes, Completed 2013, value $25m
  • Wesley College Pryor Wing, Completed 2016, value $4m
  • Kiah Development Willoughby – 46 Luxury Houses, Completed 2017, value $24m
  • Aura Development Pymble – 79 Units, Completed 2017, value $28m
  • Redhead RACF – 121 Beds, Ongoing, value $32m

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) – University of New South Wales

TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2021

Troy Collins

Contracts Administrator

Troy will prepare tender documentation, procure pricing, assist in tender evaluation and provide ongoing commercial support as in conjunction with the project team to service the head and subcontractors. He will assist the project team with head contract variations, internal variations, notice of delays, extension of time and other claims. As the Contracts Administrator, Troy ensures all registers and schedules are maintained, along with the procurement program.

Troy has been in the commercial construction industry for 12 years, beginning his career as a carpenter then completing his degree in construction management at the university at the University Of New South Wales. His Contracts Administration experience includes various types of construction projects ranging from retail, infrastructure, hospitality, age care, education and heritage projects. Troy’s qualifications and experience within the commercial construction industry offer both project team leadership and complete project life cycle ownership. His knowledge of building materials and construction processes enables him to work creatively and analytically in challenging environments and repeatedly achieve program objectives to a high level of client satisfaction.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • David Jones QE2 Heritage D&C project delivery, Completed 2020, value $200m.
  • David Jones Bondi Junction, Food Hall – Constructions Management Contract -Completed 2018, value $12,800,000.
  • Top Ryde Shopping Centre –Completed 2017, value $30,000,000.
  • St Brigid’s Catholic College, Lake Munmorah  Completed 2019, value $9,000,000.
  • Castle Hill RSL Club – Completed 2014, value $2,500,000.
  • Blacktown Workers Club Completed 2013, value $2,500,000.
  • St Dominic Hostel Blacktown Completed 2013 – $1,900,000.
  • Integral Energy – Claremont Meadows Completed 2013 – $4,500,000.
  • The Mill Hotel, Milperra – Completed 2012 $9,500,000.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Hons) – University of Newcastle

TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2021

Ben Marshall

Contracts Administrator

Ben will prepare tender documentation, procure pricing, assist in tender evaluation, and provide ongoing commercial support in conjunction with the project team to service the head and subcontractors. Ben will assist the project team with head contract variations, internal variations, notice of delays, extension of time and other claims. As the Contracts Administrator, Ben ensures all registers and schedules are maintained, along with the procurement program

Ben has been in the construction industry for 5 years. He began his career with a façade company in Sydney working with multiple tier one builders on large scale residential and commercial projects. Ben then moved to a residential building company where he spent most his time working alongside a senior CA on two multi-story residential buildings. Here Ben developed his Contract Administration experience with an emphasis for procurement and an eye for detail. Ben has since worked across multiple commercial and residential project continually expanding his knowledge on building materials and construction processes. Ben prides himself on producing quality work and providing clear communication to his team.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • The Hive EEC, Morisset NSW
    D&C project delivery, Completed 2021, value $4m
  • Lisarow Industrial Units, Lisarow NSW
    D&C project delivery, Completed 2021, value $3m
  • Scenic Apartments, West Gosford NSW
    D&C project delivery, Completed 2019, value $15m
  • ICON Apartments, West Gosford NSW
    D&C Project delivery, Completed 2019. Value $20m
  • LEE Building – Sydney University NSW
    D&C Façade delivery, Completed 2018. Value $64m
  • CASA Apartments, Alexandria NSW
    D&C Façade delivery, Completed 2018. Value $100m
  • Global Switch Data Centre, Pyrmont NSW
    D&C Facade delivery, Completed 2017. Value $200m

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate 3, (Trade) Carpentry
  • Certificate 4, Architectural Technology
  • Diploma, Project Management

TIME WITH CONNEX
Since 2021

Brent Moselen

Site Manager

Brent will be overseeing the day-to-day running operations of the site, liaising will all parties involved – from tradesman to consultants to clients.

He will be planning the works in detail, monitoring and reporting on the progress, as well as sorting out any problems as they arise. It is his duty to make sure that the deadline for completing work is met.

As the Site Manager, Brent ensures all site registers, inspections and schedules are maintained, along with the construction program, and is responsible for ensuring that work complies with building regulations and health & safety obligations are met, as well as other legal requirements.

Brent has been in the construction industry for 25 years, commencing his career as a trade carpenter then, undertaking an Architectural Technology certificate and more recently completing a Diploma in Project Management.

His construction experience includes several types of construction projects – ranging from fuel station, restaurant, retail, education, government and defence, heritage and residential projects.

Brent’s experience, tertiary education and continued learning within the construction industry, present a site leadership and project ownership package – critical thinking, collaboration and people management, along with his knowledge of construction methods and materials, allows him to work autonomously, resourcefully and productively. He has proven achievements in challenging environments, and repeatedly accomplishes project objectives to a high level of client satisfaction.

RECENT AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Australian Royal Navy, Heritage D&C new build & refurbishment, value $2m – Complete.
  • Shoalhaven City Council, Entertainment Centre, Reclad ex/internal façade, (aluminium cassette system) & café refurbishment, value $1.2m – Completed 2021.
  • University of Wollongong, Building 29 Arts & Social Sciences – D&C new build, value $70m – Completed 2020.
  • South Coast Correctional Centre Upgrade – D&C new build & refurbishment, value $160m – Completed 2019.
  • 7-Eleven & Opporto, Albion Park Rail, value $1.2m Completed 2017.
  • Rhodes Waterside, D&C new build & refurbishment, value $8m – Completed 2016.
  • Frensham Boarding School, D&C new build & refurbishment, value $2m – Completed 2016.
  • Dan Murphy’s & retail complex, D&C new build, value $3m – Completed 2015.
  • Self-employed, D&C new build & refurbishment residential – Completed 2014.
  • Education, New build & refurbishment, value $3m – Completed 2012.